• 1.Private Sector and the Prevention Agenda (Colombia)

    CPPF and UVC co-organized a workshop in Bogotá, Colombia, on "The Private Sector and the Prevention Agenda: A comparative view of Latin America and Africa." The workshop was in partnership with the Auschwitz Institute, the BMW Group, and the Stanley Foundation. The discussion focused on the role the private sector can play in atrocity prevention and sustaining peace, and contextualized findings from cases of private sector involvement in the Latin American and African regions.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Report Launch, "Making Prevention Everyone's Business" (New York)

    On 10 July, CPPF launched the new CPPF report, "Making Prevention Everyone's Business: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction, Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Public Health." The event took place at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations, and was attended by members of the Swiss Mission, as well as representatives of several New York-based think tanks and members of academia.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.Report Launch, "Making Prevention Everyone's Business" (Switzerland)

    CPPF Associate Director Renata Segura and CPPF Program manager Sabrina Stein launched the new CPPF report, "Making Prevention Everyone's Business: Lessons Learned from Disaster Risk Reduction, Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Public Health," while in Switzerland. On June 12, they presented their report at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern. The report was official launched on June 13, during a panel event in Geneva.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.Let’s Talk About Drugs: Policy Coherence and the Sustainable Development Goals (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the International Peace Institute (IPI), hosted the launch of a joint report on drugs, sustainable development, and the drive for policy coherence. The event, which took place on February 22, centered on how drug policy can help or hinder member states’ efforts to achieve the SDGs. The forum also examined the findings following a year of work by a group of researchers and policy makers—convened by CPPF and IPI—on ways in which the drug policy agenda overlaps with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CPPF Program Manager Sabrina Stein, who co-authored the report, was a member of the panel. During her remarks, she addressed the concern that drug policy has not been developed in concert with the SDGs, and described six concrete recommendations from the paper that would enable this mutual consideration. The paper is available on the CPPF and IPI websites.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.Post-UNGASS Drug Policy Brief (New York)

    On 2 February 2018, the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) convened a small, off-the-record briefing to take the pulse of the drug policy debate two years after the UNGASS; and as the system prepares the path towards 2019, when the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action needs to be revised.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 6.Prevention Workshop (New York)

    CPPF convened the first of a series of workshops that will culminate on a research paper on the role of prevention in public health, disaster risk reduction and nuclear nonproliferation. This project has been organized at the request of the Swiss MFA Human Security Division. The workshop, which took place on 26 January 2018, aimed to contextualize prevention from the perspective of each of these three fields, as well as draw on lessons to help bring fresh and innovative thinking to the prevention discussions currently taking place at the UN.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 7.Drug Policy and Metrics (Vienna)

    CPPF organized a follow up to the January meeting that brought together drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting that was organized in Vienna during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna built on the connections between drug policy and the 2030 Agenda and how these linkages could help in better evaluating the impact of drug policy on communities.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 8.Atrocity Prevention Report Discussion

    The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng. The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 9.2nd Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policies

    CPPF's Associate Director Renata Segura was invited to participate in the Second Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policy convened by the Government of Germany and The Netherlands, together with International Drug Policy Consortium (IDP) and the Transnational Institute (TNI). Segura was a moderator in a scenario building and planning and session titled “Mapping the road to 2019 and beyond.” CPPF's Associate Director Renata Segura was invited to participate in the Second Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policy convened by the Government of Germany and The Netherlands, together with International Drug Policy Consortium (IDP) and the Transnational Institute (TNI). Segura was a moderator in a scenario building and planning and session titled “Mapping the road to 2019 and beyond.”.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.Metrics and Drug Policy (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting of drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring, and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting explored possible new metrics that would allow UN member states and the international community to better understand what has been described by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the “unintended consequences” of the existing drug control regime. CPPF organized a meeting of drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring, and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting explored possible new metrics that would allow UN member states and the international community to better understand what has been described by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the “unintended consequences” of the existing drug control regime.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.Threat of Non-State Armed Groups in Perpetrating Atrocity Crimes (New York)

    At the request of the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, CPPF organized a meeting on the threat of non-State actors in perpetrating atrocity crimes. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system and civil society groups and focused on concrete atrocity prevention experiences working with non-State armed groups, other agendas and tools that can help in atrocity prevention vis-à-vis these actors, and recommendations for the UN system. At the request of the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, CPPF organized a meeting on the threat of non-State actors in perpetrating atrocity crimes. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system and civil society groups and focused on concrete atrocity prevention experiences working with non-State armed groups, other agendas and tools that can help in atrocity prevention vis-à-vis these actors, and recommendations for the UN system.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 12.Drug Policy (New York)

    CPPF, together with IPI, convened an informal meeting with a number of drug policy experts who were in town to attend the 2016 UNGASS. The Group welcomed the proposal presented by CPPF and IPI of starting a project on how to improve the metrics used to evaluate the successes of drug policy, and how to connect this issue with the SDG agenda. CPPF, together with IPI, convened an informal meeting with a number of drug policy experts who were in town to attend the 2016 UNGASS. The Group welcomed the proposal presented by CPPF and IPI of starting a project on how to improve the metrics used to evaluate the successes of drug policy, and how to connect this issue with the SDG agenda.

    Date
    April 20th
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.Non-conventional violence and crime (December)

    CPPF, in collaboration with the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), organized a meeting to discuss NOREF’s report series on non-conventional violence. The meeting brought together a number of the reports’ authors and UN colleagues to discuss the rise of armed violence and crimes at the hands of groups that do not have political aspirations of goals. The meeting focused on how these groups have perpetuated violence and fear around the world in different incarnations of this phenomenon while challenging the authority of the state. The discussion also focused on recommendation for the international community in deal with non-conventional violent actors.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 14.Bill Teaches Human Rights and Peace Operations in Addis Ababa

    Bill O’Neill taught a course on human rights and peace operations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Nov. 17-20. Course participants included officials from the African Union and UN peacekeepers from missions in the Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan and OSCE peacekeepers from the Ukraine and Kosovo.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 15.Intersections between the SDGs and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs (November)

    CPPF organized a policy panel in collaboration with the International Peace Institute (IPI) to analyze the intersections between the SDGs and the upcoming UNGASS on Drugs to take place in 2016. The discussion focused on some of the challenges that existing drug policies may present for member states trying to accomplish the SDGs and the need to align drug policy with the SDG agenda.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 16.Prevention of Atrocities Workshop (October)

    CPPF organized a workshop with key experts and UN officials to discuss a study on Prevention of Atrocities that examines the links among genocide prevention, the Responsibility to Protect and prevention of atrocities, analyzing the challenges and opportunities for the international community on this issue. This research is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 17.Preparing for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem (New York)

    CPPF co-organized an event with the International Peace Institute to discuss the upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, which will take place in April 2016. The discussion highlighted and reflected on the increasingly changing policy landscape at the national level is posing challenges to the current international drug control strategies.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 18.Religious Extremism in the Asia/Pacific Region

    CPPF convened a meeting that brought together experts and senior UN officials to discuss the threat of religious extremism in the Asia/Pacific Region as well as ways to ameliorate the arising phenomenon.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 19.The Drug Policy Debate in the Americas (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting to discuss the recent drug policy debate in the Americas, the 2014 OAS General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and the possible role the region might play in the 2016 UNGASS.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 20.Hostile and Unconventional Threats (NY)

    CPPF held a brainstorming session with independent experts and UN officials on hostile and unconventional threats. Participants discussed the broad trends in violence and emerging threats, lessons learned from counter terrorism and humanitarian options, and UN operational and response gaps.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 21.Humanitarian Responses to Non-Conventional Violence in Central America and Mexico (Antigua)

    CPPF organized a meeting at the request of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to examine the impact of non-conventional violence on humanitarian interventions in Central America and Mexico.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 22.Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations General Assembly

    CPPF Director Bill O'Neill was a guest speaker at the Open Working Group discussions on conflict prevention, postconflict peacebuilding, and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance at the United Nations Headquarters in NY.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 23.Bill O'Neill gave lecture on UN Peacekeeping (Uni. of Scranton)

    CPPF Director Bill O’Neill addressed the Schimmel International Forum at the University of Scranton, (PA) on “The evolution of UN peacekeeping : from Sinai to Haiti.”.

    Date
    , 1:00am
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 24.Reconciliation (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting on the crucial topic of post-conflict reconciliation efforts. The meeting analyzed grass-roots initiatives from several counties, including Northern Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone to try to identify approaches that address the many traumas caused by conflict. A principal objective of the meeting was to bring together disparate parts of the UN system to assess their work and identify a common, coherent approach.

    Date
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events
  • 25.Bill O'Neill teaches on civilians in PK operations in Pisa

    Bill O'Neill taught a course on civilians in peacekeeping operations at the Scuola Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy’s premier graduate faculty in public affairs.

    Date
    March 23rd
    Program
    CPPF Activities: Thematic
    Meetings & Events